Adelsteen Normann

Adelsteen Normann

1848 - 1918

Adelsteen Normann was born on 1st May, 1848 at Bodo, Norway. He started his working life in business, but gave this up before he was twenty and went to Dusseldorf to study painting. He worked in Dusseldorf from 1869 to 1873 with the well known charismatic Russian professor Eugen Ducker, who encouraged him in his imaginative treatment of landscape.

The grandeur of the fjords fascinated Normann the most and he was always preoccupied with trying to recreate their atmosphere. He loved Norwegian rural life and the harmony this seemed to have with the surrounding landscape. Paintings of fishermen, peasants and small villages set against the snow are typical of this. Normann's work was very much appreciated during his lifetime. He exhibited in Berlin, Vienna, London, Dusseldorf and Munich and also at the Salon de Paris from 1882. Here he received an honourable mention in 1884 and a bronze medal in 1889. His work can be found in many important museums including Cologne, Dusseldorf, Liverpool, Stockholm and Sydney.

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After the decision of Burlington Paintings Ltd. to withdraw from the art trade, former Managing Director Angela Hardy, continues in business. A new gallery is currently being prepared in Central London and will open in Spring 2015. The new gallery will deal in fine 19th and early 20th century British and European art with a […]